UW-Extension State-wide Workshops Focus on Reproductive Efficiency on Dairy Farms-January and February 2013
Madison, Wis. – Are you a dairy producer, veterinarian, or consultant interested in learning about the latest innovations in dairy reproductive programs to improve reproductive efficiency and profitability? If so, make plans to attend a University of Wisconsin-Extension Reproducing Profitability workshop in January or February.
These solution-oriented workshops provide practical ideas that will be able to be applied immediately on a farm. UW-Extension/Madison experts will share proven methods and decision-making tools to help producers manage reproductive programs and make the right decisions.
Speakers and topics:
– Victor Cabrera: “The economic value of a dairy cow, the value of a pregnancy, the cost of a pregnancy loss and their relationship with reproduction performance”
– Paul Fricke: Update on Reproductive Research at UW-Madison.
– Pamela Ruegg: “Subclinical mastitis-the silent disease that can reduce reproductive performance”
– Pat Hoffman: “Dairy Heifer Management in the age of Genomics”
– Amy Stanton: “Eliminating Road Blocks to Getting Your Heifers Pregnant. Dr. Stanton will discuss the impact of early calf health and rearing on fertility and time to first calving”
– Randy Shaver: “What’s New with Nutrition and Reproduction? ”
– Connie Cordoba: “How the Repro Money Program can increase your net income by enhancing your herd’s reproductive efficiency”
The workshops will be held at 18 locations. All meetings run from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include the same content. Please choose the location best for you. During the workshop you will have the opportunity to enroll in ReproMoney right away!
– Sauk County at West Square Building, 505 Broadway, Baraboo. Contact: Katie Pfieffer, UW-Extension Sauk County agriculture agent, at 608-355-3250 or firstname.lastname@example.org
– Barron County at Barron Electric Cooperative; 1434 State Hwy 25 N, Barron. Contact: Tim Jergenson, UW-Extension Barron County agriculture agent, at 715-537-6252 or email@example.com
– Dunn/Chippewa Counties at Dunn County Judicial Center, 615 Stokkey Parkway Room 1402, Menomonie. Contact: Katie Wantoch, UW-Extension Dunn County agriculture agent, at 715-232-1636 or firstname.lastname@example.org
– Polk County at Amery City Hall, 118 Center Street West, Amery. Contact: Jennifer Blazek, UW-Extension Polk County agriculture agent, at 715-485-8602 or email@example.com
– St. Croix County at St. Croix UW-Extension office, 1960 8th Ave, Baldwin. Contact: Ryan Sterry, UW-Extension St. Croix County agriculture agent, at 715-531-1930 or firstname.lastname@example.org
– Trempealeau County at Dodge Street Grill, 18475 Dodge St., Whitehall. Contact: Steve Okonek, UW-Extension Trempealeau County agriculture agent at 715-438-2311 or email@example.com
– Jackson County at American Legion Hall, 101 Washington St. (Main Street), Melrose. Contact: Trisha Wagner, UW-Extension Jackson County agriculture agent, at 715-284-4257 or firstname.lastname@example.org
– Fond du Lac County at UW-Extension Fond du Lac office, 400 University Dr., Fond du Lac. Contact: Tina Kohlman, UW-Extension Fond du Lac County dairy and livestock educator at 920-929-3171 or email@example.com
– Sheboygan County at Chissy’s Pub & Grill, 501 North Mill St., Waldo. Contact: Don Mier, UW-Extension Sheboygan County dairy and livestock educator at 920-459-5900 or firstname.lastname@example.org
– Brown County at Rock Garden, 1951 Bond St., Green Bay. Contact: Mark Hagedorn, UW-Extension Brown County agriculture agent, at 920-391-4612 or email@example.com
– Kewaunee County at Kewaunee County Highway Dept., E4280 County Road F, Footbridge. Contact: Aerica Bjurstrom, UW-Extension Kewaunee County agriculture agent, at 920-388-7141 or firstname.lastname@example.org
– Clark County at 203 First Street, Abbotsford. Contact: Maria Bendixen, UW-Extension Clark County agriculture agent, at 715-743-5121 or email@example.com
– Taylor County at The Bear’s Den, W14689 Hwy. 73, Gilman. Contact: Sandy Stuttgen, UW-Extension Taylor county agriculture agent, at 715-748-3327 or firstname.lastname@example.org
– Marathon County at 212 River Drive, Wausau. Contact: Heather Schlesser, UW-Extension Marathon County agriculture agent, at 715-261-1239 or email@example.com
– Wood County at United FCS, 1207 N. Central Ave., Marshfield. Contact Matt Lippert, UW-Extension Wood County agriculture agent, at 715-723-2125 or firstname.lastname@example.org
– Grant County : Grant County Fairgrounds, 916 East Elm St., Lancaster.Contact Dave Wachter, UW-Extension Grant County livestock/dairy agent, at 608-723-2125 or email@example.com
–Iowa County: Health & Human Service Building, 303 W. Chapel St., Dodgeville. Contact Gene Schriefer, interim UW-Extension Iowa County agriculture educator, at 608-930-9850 or firstname.lastname@example.org
– Waupaca and Outagamie Counties at Crystal Falls Banquet Hall, 1500 Handschke Dr., New London. Contact: Greg Blonde, UW-Extension Waupaca County agriculture agent, at 715-258-6230 or email@example.com OR Zen Miller, UW-Extension Outagamie County dairy/livestock agent at 920-832-5124 or firstname.lastname@example.org
– Shawano and Oconto Counties at Angie’s Main Café, 132 South Main Street, Shawano. Contact: Ken Barnett, UW-Extension educator, at 715-355-4561 or email@example.com
A$10 registration fee is subject to location, and includes program materials, refreshments and lunch.
For more information about this workshop or the ReproMoney program, please contact Connie Cordoba at 608-265-9746 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the ReproMoney website at http://fyi.uwex.edu/ReproMoney